Mello Music Group producer Calvin Valentine dropped some visuals for his latest instrumental called “Glen Robinson”! The video features Calvin riding around on a Huffy beach cruiser dressed up in a dog costume just cruising around kicking over garbage cans and peeing on fire hydrants lol! We get a little HipHop, Bike Life and Cosplay all in on video, Nice!! lol 😉
“The new track is from Calvin Valentine’s upcoming instrumental album “Plush Seats” which heralds Valentine’s arrival as one of the most formidable and versatile producers of his generation. Of course, this isn’t his first rodeo. By his mid-20s, the precocious producer had already racked up a resume that could pass any certification exam, featuring collaborations with De La Soul, Nas, Bun B, Boogie, Juicy J, Illa J, Planet Asia, Fat Tony, and Devin The Dude.” ~Mello Music Group
“Glen Robinson” is featured on Calvin’s upcoming beat tape “Plush Seats” which is dropping on March 9th
ABout Plush Seats:
Plush Seats. Recline for a minute, spark a spliff, and savor the cozy luxury. Enjoy the foggy velvet majesty summoned by the new beat tape from the LA-by-way of Oregon singer, rapper, and producer known as Calvin Valentine.
In theory, these are merely instrumentals, but each is a self-contained narcotic universe. Novel strains invented from the finest hybrids of past and present. The genre tag on your iTunes reads “Bong Rips,” and conceivably, this is the chill soundtrack to the weed dispensary in your heart, mind, and favorite herbal habitat. You can detect the DNA of past originators, J Dilla and Madlib, Kanye West and The Heatmakerz, but it’s more than just tapping into the best of this millennium. Valentine drills into the atavistic soul that made their beats so cold. A brilliant new recipe for donuts, another panacea to be hawked at the medicine show.
Check out some more beats from the album below
Directed/Edited by Tim Slew (Sound Lapse Media)
Kareem Idris – The Year In Color- Book 2: Presented To The Roomis
Another fire HipHop project by Philly’s own Kareem Idris. This one is called “The Year In Color-Book 2: Presented To the Roomis”. If you liked Book 1 you’ll love book 2. Kareem goes in with the bars and delivery and the beats produced by DJ DN3 are fire! Definitley one for real heads and anyone who is looking for good music and lyricism!
About “The Year In Color – Book 2”
“We give thanks to The Creator, The ancestors , The Orisha, and our loved one’s, relatives, and friends who assisted in making this album possible. This contribution serves as Book 2/3, which is an artistic expression of my experience and insperience of being initiated into the Lukumi Tradition as a crowned priest. The presentation to the Room is a ceremony that presents the newly crowned priest to the community. It is a time of acknowledgment and also the indication that the true work now begins. We appreciate you taking this journey with us as we utilize the art form of hip hop to create a backdrop and platform for progression, enlightenment and healing. “I Am Because We Are “
Marlowe (L’Orange & Solemn Brigham) – Lost Arts | Official Video
New dope new treats coming from one of our favorite HipHop labels Mello Music Group with “Lost Arts”! It’s a conscious, lyrical banger by L’Orange and Solemn Brigham AKA “Marlowe”. Lost Arts is the first release from Marlowe’s self titled album “Marlowe”. THIS IS HIPHOP!!
L’Orange & Solemn Brigham are the hard-boiled duo behind the fun house fever dream, Marlowe. The unveiling started today with the video for the first single Lost Arts. The album will be in stores July 13th.
Released on Mello Music Group, Marlowe is a triumph of ambition, a rap bricolage blending prohibition and civil rights-era samples with Asian psychedelic rock flourishes. Solemn is an artist perennially seeking something to fight for, channeling energy from the music of the civic rights era, stealing timeless rhythms and inflection from classic funk and soul. An old soul with original ideas, tapping into the eternal reservoir of Sam Cooke to Ice Cube, Otis Redding to Chuck D, Curtis Mayfield to KRS-One.
With dazzling cinematic mise en scene, L’Orange crafts a world that sounds like an old-time medicine show dropped into 90s Brooklyn, with Solemn summoning the holy spirit of Big L. Cymbals crash, drums pound, fuzzy guitars ride out, a bronze rain of horns cascade. This is gorgeous celestial dust, high-powered fuel with every syllable meticulously ordained. Marlowe cracked the case, but how they did it can only become clear under deeper investigation.
Below is the track list of the album below.
Y.F.N.D.D. – Soviet – Boom Bap HipHop Instrumentals
Sydney, Australia producer Y.F.N.D.D. of O-Nei-Ric Tapes dropped 10 boom bap HipHop instrumental gems on “Soviet”! All the beats on this joint are thick, dirty and make you want to snap ya neck! Y.F.N.D.D. has some interesting sounds and tunes on this project. It’s definitely something the real underground HipHop head! This Is HIPHOP!!
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Listen to more tunes by Y.F.N.D.D on Soundcloud